Both commercial and residential remodeling involves functionally and aesthetically improving a space. Either by layout or style the skills of contractors, engineers, electricians, plumbers, interior and exterior designers all participate in the rejuvenation of how we interact with our environment. Sometimes rooms in our homes or place of business don’t reflect our mood, tastes, or how we’d like to present ourselves professionally. How do we take a few walls, flooring, lighting, and color to make a space that’s just right?
The first step will always be the outlining or sketching of a plan. The outline could be as simple as which room(s) to start with and the changes you’d like to see made. Sketches, however, are your opportunity to show off more than your artistic ability. This is the time to put your vision to paper. And taking measurements can be helpful as well but most importantly, a plan must involve a budget. The budget amount should be laminated to every page of your plan. If you have a range or a little wiggle room its even better. When working with older homes or buildings, the certified men and women you hire are more likely to find small to large structural problems. Also, when you work with quality professionals, they won’t just cover and patch. Like you, they want the remodel to last a lifetime, or until you decide its time to renew the look of your space one more time.
Remodeling will not only renew the look of your room(s), it will renew the value of your property as well. If you’re upgrading appliances, fixtures, or flooring it could mean substantial return on your investment, in the future. Remember that all of the licensed contractors you bring in to help you are well-equipped and experienced to help you get the most out of your space, so use them.
The next step is demolition. Before this stage, please contemplate how long you can go without access to this area of your property. Lock in a time frame of when you will be able to regain use, especially if it involves plumbing, electricity, main entrances, or stairwells. Further, during demolition is the prime time to look for and ask about the status of the structure: windows, walls, and foundation. You don’t want anything getting in the way of your more functional or more stylish dream space, now or in the future. This is why there should’ve been room allocated in your budget earlier.
After all of the preliminary details are squared away the modeling part of the remodel can begin to take form. Day by day you get to watch your vision become a reality, with skilled hands and trained eyes at your disposal overseeing every cut and every nail placement. The electricians ensure there are no risks of sparks, fire, surges, or unnecessary blown fuses due to a wire or circuit oversight. The plumbers are there to guarantee water moves in and out of your structure smoothly and as needed. The rest is functional cosmetics at this point, for you to enjoy for many years to come.
Admittedly, there are several intricate stages and expenses to remodeling a space. But, they are all worth it to have the peace of mind of expert construction that follows your taste and your vision.